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Posted on June 24, 2019

You have heard the stories: “Unsuspecting employee gives company bank information to hacker, Company loses millions!” As you read this, you think cybercrime and embezzlement would never happen within your nonprofit. Or could it? In this webcast, John & Anush talk about fraud and your nonprofit, including concerns such as:
• How to detect potential fraud.
• What to do if you suspect there is fraudulent behavior by an employee.
• What to do if you receive a suspicious email.
• Oh no, we were duped! What to do after the fraud has occurred.

View the webcast here.

Posted on June 21, 2019

In everyday media, privacy is the buzz word. Organizations have been nervously busy for some time understanding which privacy rules apply to their businesses. Often more than one regulation applies. In 2018, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data privacy regulations which are influencing data privacy rules and practices in the United States and internationally. California also has a new privacy law to consider. This article outlines some practical privacy compliance program considerations for smaller organizations.

Posted on June 28, 2018

Nonprofits are relying on technology more than ever for efficiency and to meet their mission in a smarter way. Because IT service providers are becoming increasingly critical business partners, it is important to ensure the relationship is on solid footing from the start. To that end, please join us as we discuss some of the important elements to include in and exclude from agreements with technology providers.

During this webinar, our speaker will help nonprofits understand the following concepts and more:
“Clickwrap” end-user agreements and why they are dangerous;
Service level agreements;
Limitation of liability; and
Transition periods

Presenter: Marla Nicholson, Ciner Resources Corporation

Click here to view the webcast.

Posted on November 17, 2016

Nonprofit organizations frequently accept credit cards for donations and/or sales, either directly or through third parties. This webcast will provide guidance regarding the regulations with which you are required to comply in accepting such cards. The speaker will provide an overview of:
– the various participants in the credit card networks and processes;
– the Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) data security standards for merchants accepting credit cards; and
– guidance regarding how to minimize liability as a merchant.

Speakers: Sean Christy, Bryan Cave and Tim Carlton, Bryan Cave

Please click here to view the webcast.

Slides: Best Practices in Accepting Credit Card Payments

Posted on July 21, 2016

So many emails, so little time. If you’ve ever wanted to solicit donations or invite donors to your next fundraiser with a simple email, this is the session for you. Advertising laws, such as the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM), govern how businesses, even nonprofits, use email marketing.

During this 30-minute webinar, we’ll consider:

• Who can you email, and do you have to permit them to unsubscribe from your mailing list?
• Key aspects of the law and how it applies to your communications plan.
• How can you ensure your organization stays compliant?

Speaker: Heather Howdeshell, Delta Airlines

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Posted on March 21, 2016

Nonprofit organizations collect, store, and use personal information from members, donors, employees, volunteers, business associates, and the constituents they serve. This webinar will address data privacy risks, obligations, and best practices, focusing on electronic data, but applicable also to “paper” records. We will discuss:

• prudent information governance;
• data breach and incident response; and
• risk mitigation and “cyberliability” insurance.

Presenter: Candice DeCaire, Kilpatrick Townsend

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Posted on September 15, 2015

Data security and data breaches seem to be in the news constantly. While most of the press tends to go to mega data breaches involving millions of potentially affected individuals, data breaches can—and do—occur at organizations of all types and sizes. Nonprofits, including small nonprofits, almost certainly have personal information about donors, employees, volunteers and clients that needs to be secured. This article identifies ten steps that a nonprofit can take to help protect the personal information it holds.

Posted on June 17, 2015

Social media is an invaluable tool that helps you connect with donors, clients, volunteers and stakeholders in a personal way. These platforms give you new and exciting ways to tell your story, but sometimes that story gets hijacked by negative comments. These public controversies can threaten your credibility, your reputation and your funding. This live webcast covers how to prepare for negative engagement, how to address it in the event of a crisis, and how and when to take legal action.

During this 30 minute webcast, our speakers will help nonprofits understand:
• What to do before a crisis happens
• How to approach negativity from a public relations perspective
• Response strategies
• Legal remedies

Presenters: Ashley Harp, Jackson Spalding, and Sam Casey, Sutherland

Please click here to view webcast.

Posted on April 24, 2014

Nonprofit organizations use technology to streamline otherwise time consuming paper and pen processes. Electronic signatures offer one such opportunity to simplify agreements with your beneficiaries, volunteers, staff, and other third parties. This article helps guide you in determining whether to adopt the use of electronic signatures at your nonprofit.

Posted on February 14, 2014

Do you collect information from children under the age of 13 on your website? If so, you need to be familiar with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) which restricts online data collection from children under 13. Recently, the FTC revised and expanded COPPA. During this webinar our speaker will highlight the basics of COPPA and the new changes, as well. This will include:

• Basic policies and protections for children under the age of 13.
• The expanded definition of “personal information” and when parental consent will be required for collecting information.
• New policies regarding online chat rooms or message boards.
• Application of COPPA’s new rules related to social media.
• Streamlining privacy notices included in parental consent notices and privacy policies.

Presenter: Pam Lina, Turner

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